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ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 3-2 victory over the Nationals, extending Atlanta's head-to-head hold over Washington to 11-3:
1. Justin Upton already has a Turner Field ritual for celebrating game-winning homers
On April 6, just his fifth game in a Braves uniform, Upton belted a walk-off homer in the 9th to lift his team to an improbable 6-5 victory over the Cubs. (Atlanta trailed 5-1 in the eighth inning.)
Fast forward to Friday, as Upton (two hits, one run, one RBI) cracked Nats reliever Ian Krol's 2-2 delivery over the left-center wall in the 10th inning, clinching his club's third straight win.
"I had faced (Krol) a few times in (Washington)," recalled Upton of his previous encounters against the southpaw during the Aug. 5-7 series. "In that situation, you're looking for a strike and to get on base."
In hindsight, it was a signature shot for the 25-year-old slugger who has a history of late-inning heroics ...
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ATLANTA -- Tyler Pastornicky's collision with outfielder Jason Heyward proved to be even worse than the initial sprained left knee diagnosis: the infielder is set to have season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL.
The injury occurred in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, as both Pastornicky and Heyward converged on a fly ball near...
Tough break for Pastornicky The Atlanta Braves have announced that utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky will have season-ending knee surgery on Monday, August 19. Pastornicky hurt his knee Wednesday night when he collided with Braves right fielder Jason Heyward while chasing a pop fly. Pastornickyk suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Braves have purchased...
Dan Uggla (2B) will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing Lasik surgery to correct his vision. Uggla is hitting .186 on the season with 21 home runs, 53 RBIs and 146 strikeouts in 388 at-bats.
In the 3-game series between the Braves and visiting the Phillies, Atlanta experienced many losses. First, and most unfortunately, a fan was killed at Turner Field after falling from the fourth level...
The Atlanta Braves say infielder Tyler Pastornicky is out for the season after injuring his left knee in a collision with teammate Jason Heyward.
Pastornicky will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, adding another player to first-place Atlanta's already extensive disabled list. He took over as the starting second baseman just this week when...
Although it might be joining a 6-man rotation, the Braves' Paul Maholm is closer to returning to the big league club. He threw a simulated game on Monday with no issues and next on the list is a minor league rehab assignment, which is scheduled to be will Class A Rome on Saturday.
Maholm will throw 6 innings/90 pitches Saturday in single-A Rome in a rehab outing
The Atlanta Braves have lost several late-inning relievers this year, most to season-ending injuries, including Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters. Luckily for Atlanta, this isn't the case with right-hander Jordan Walden, who's set to return from his thumb injury on Friday, according to Eric Single of MLB.com.
Yesterday, Walden told reporters that the bruise he...
The Braves insisted they weren't trying to hit Bryce Harper.
They were just going for the knockout punch in the NL East race against the Nationals.
Justin Upton hit a home run with one out in the 10th inning to power Atlanta to a 3-2 win over Washington on Friday night as the Braves continued their domination of the season series.
The Braves, who swept a three-game series...
The Atlanta Braves now have six players out for the season. The latest is second baseman Tyler Pastornicky. MLB.com's Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported Friday evening that Pastornicky will undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee. The surgery will happen on Monday, August 19.
The Braves announced the surgery in a Friday afternoon tweet:
The Braves, seeking depth at second base, have signed infielder Tyler Greene to a minor league contract.
Greene, who was released by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from corrective eye surgery. His replacement, Tyler Pastornicky, tore the anterior cruciate ligament...
So...we went back to see the beloved Braves play again Saturday night. And much like the previous weekend, to say the game was bizarre would be a gross understatement.
Read about the Braves Jinx from last weekend RIGHT HERE
Yes, we caught a lot of grief for going to our first game of the year last weekend, which just happened to coincide with the Braves 14-game winning streak...
Though the Washington Nationals (59-61) suffered a demoralizing home sweep by the Atlanta Braves (74-47) last week, they responded by streaking through their schedule, and only just ended their five-game win streak with a tough ninth-inning loss to the San Francisco Giants.
The Nationals now find themselves preparing to take on the Braves again, but they have been playing...
Say what you will about baseball being boring, slow, dull or whatever, but nothing gets the heart of a baseball and good sports fan racing more than a walk-off hit.
And Friday night, there were some good ones.
Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves with perhaps the most dramatic, a 10th inning line drive, that cleared the fence and set of chaos in the A-T-L: